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Joy appointed PM's honorary ICT adviser

Update : 20 Nov 2014, 03:42 PM

Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been appointed as her honorary part-time Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adviser.

A circular has been issued in this regard on Monday (November 17) while it has been made public on Thursday (November 20).

According a PID note, the premier appointed Joy as her honorary part-time ICT adviser under the rule 3B(i) of the Rules of Business, 1996.

It stated that Joy, who lives in the US and is currently working as the ICT adviser of Awami League chief, would carry out his duties on the prime minister's orders.

Recently the BNP came up with the widespread criticism over Joy's salary as the ICT adviser of the ruling party chief, referring to the recent dismissal of minister Latif Siddique, who said at a programme in New York that the government paid Joy $200,000 per month.

While addressing a discussion on Tuesday, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said: “Sajeeb Wazed Joy takes one crore sixty lakh taka [Tk16 million] per month as salary. Latif Siddique has lost his job for making the information public. We asked the government to clarify Joy’s salary but the government has not said anything.”

While addressing a programme in the US on September 28, Latif made derogatory remarks on Hajj, Tablighi Jamaat and the prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.

Replying to a query, he said: "Joy is no one to make important decision of the state."

 

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